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Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce members with eight of the 13 scholarship winners. Pictured, from left: Michaela Murphy; McKenna Mitchell; Clayton Lieberman; Rachel Cooper; Jacob Burlison; Haley Miller; Lauren Bishop; Deb Fruend, T.A.S.K., chamber scholarship committee; Ginny Goede, The Jewel…

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The Kiwanis Club of South County - St. Louis recently honored Alex Hopfer of Green Park Lutheran School as its "Outstanding Student." Alex is pictured with his parents, Alan and Sara Hopfer, and his teacher, Wayne Hesse. Alex was honored for his outstanding academic performance, community ac…

Every 2016 National Merit Semifinalist at Lindbergh High School progressed to the prestigious level of National Merit Finalist, which was announced Feb. 3 by the National Merit Scholarship Program. These four high school seniors rank among 15,000 finalists who will compete for 7,400 National…

Jack Ruprecht, Joshua Compton and Dustin Rolfe from Boy Scout Troop 580 in Crestwood in the Lindbergh School District, each earned their Eagle Scout rank. They were recently honored during a National Eagle Court of Honor. For their Eagle projects, Ruprecht, a junior at Lindbergh High School,…

Area students graduated in May from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.: Affton - Kyle Thomas Malle, magna cum laude, with a bachelor of arts in law and economics; Fenton - Nicholas T. Borders, bachelor of science in business administration; Lucas Mario Sikorski, bachelor of arts in psy…

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently recognized and honored St. Louis County Police Officer Heather Lagulli of the Affton-Southwest Precinct as its Officer of the Quarter. Lagulli, honored for her outstanding performance, serves as a school resource officer in the Mehlville School Distr…

Stephanie Rose Wieschhaus, of St. Charles and Michael Christopher Waluska of Oakville, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Rose Wieschhaus of St. Charles. Her fiancé is the son of Michael Joseph Waluska and Jane Katherine Waluska of Oakville. Stephan…

Ken and Dorothy "Dot" Trammell of Fenton celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a Renewal of Vows Ceremony on Aug. 2. Ken and Dot were married while in their teens in the summer of 1969. The celebration provided an opportunity to share their love with family and friends, including th…

Neighbors Credit Union awarded four, $1,200 scholarships at its annual meeting May 21. The credit union awards scholarships in honor of Clarence L. Hagemann, previous chairman of the board, who gave 44 years of volunteer service. Three of the winners are pictured with Neighbors Credit Union …

Jim Curran, a Fenton resident and executive vice president of the Electrical Connection, has been elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter. The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers L…

St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, has named recipients of St. Anthony's Medical Center's Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for 2013. This is the eighth year for the scholarship program, named in honor of Norbert Siegfried …

Lauren Conrow and Joseph Smith have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Janet Conrow of Affton. The groom-to-be is the son of Kevin and Janet Smith of Affton. Lauren received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in psychology from…

Walter and Dorothy Hick of Concord Village celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 28, with their children, grandchildren and other family and friends. Mr. Hick and the former Miss Meyer were married on Dec. 28, 1957, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in St. Louis. The bride's fath…

Air Force Airman James E. Gyllenborg, a 2009 graduate of Lindbergh High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Gyllenborg completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force co…

Henry and Irmgard (Ish) Becker of Affton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 10 with a party hosted by their children and attended by 25 family members at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colo. They were married on Aug. 17, 1946, at St. Marcus Evangelical Church, St. Louis.…

Matt Heckenkamp, 16, a sophomore at Affton High School, has been honored as Boy Scout Troop 821's newest Eagle Scout. Heckenkamp led a crew that landscaped both sides of the driveway leading to Rogers Middle School for his Eagle Scout project. He is the son of Jay and Diane Heckenkamp of Affton.

Cor Jesu senior Elise Viox earned first place at the St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division for her project titled "PLC-a and MYB-a in Oil Accumulation and NaCI Response in Camelina sativa." She won a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense trip to compete at the International Science & En…

Long-time Affton residents, Bill and Janet Bruggeman are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were married at St. Anthony of Padua Church. The couple has two sons and six grandchildren. Bill retired from Bricklayer's Local #1 with 46 years of service.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keefe of Kirkwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Keefe, to Christopher Ryan Dixon, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Mroz of Sunset Hills and grandson of Glen and Joyce Franklin of Sunset Hills. The bride-to-be graduated from Nerinx Hall High School in 2001 an…

Jim and Gayle Woolf of Kirkwood announce the marriage of their daughter Jessica Woolf to Aaron Schutte, son of Roy and Vicki Schutte of Fenton. The bride is a graduate of Valparaiso University and received her MAT from Webster University. She is a third-grade teacher at Northwest R-1 School …

Peter and Kay McBrady of Sunset Hills have announced the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Rebecca McBrady, to Timothy Butts. A 2002 graduate of Lindbergh High School, the bride-to-be received a master's degree in social work from Washington University in 2009 and is empl…